Monster Hunter World is continuing the hunt, this time with new trailers showcasing the various weapons that will be in the game. Capcom have included three different trailers for each of the three weapon classes.
The first trailer shows light weapons, which are the Sword & Shield, Dual Blades, Long Sword and Light Bowgun. The second trailer has heavy weapons, which includes Great Sword, Hammer, Lance, Gunlance and Heavy Bowgun. The third trailer details Technical Weapons, including Switch Axe, Charge Blade, Insect Glaive, Hunting Horn and Bow.
Capcom also included the following description:
“The three videos demonstrate that there’s a vast range of unique weapons for players to choose from, whether they’re new to the hunt or already a seasoned veteran. Each weapon type has a different overall playstyle and characteristics which are showcased in the videos. Swords and blades can be useful in cutting damage and executing fast paced attacks, impact weapons like hammers can cause high damage and stun opponents while ranged weapons such as bowguns allow you to attack beasts from afar. If the hunt is too overwhelming, support style weapons can be very useful such as the hunting horn which plays melodies that provide buffs for the team.
Depending on the type of foe and quest goals, it may prove useful to change gear mid-quest back at base camp. Players are never locked into one weapon type so they should keep different options on hand. Which weapons will you wield for the hunt?”
On top of the videos, a Weapon Design contest for both the Americas and the EMEA regions has started. Entrants can create a custom weapon of their choice (within the fourteen weapon types already in the game) and send it alongside a short description to the email included here if you’re in the Americas (North America, Central America, and South America) and this one if you’re in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania).
The deadline is at 9:00pm PT on August 16, 2017, and winning entries will be included into the game as actual playable weapons.
Monster Hunter World will release in early 2018 for PS4 and Xbox One, with a PC release following afterwards.